government-trade
government-trade

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Designs Le Petit Larousse

The fashion designer has given the iconic French dictionary a new look.

A page from Le Petit Larousse by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

TAKING IT LITERALLY: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is feeling bookish. In celebration of the 110th anniversary of Le Petit Larousse, the artsy fashion designer has given the book’s pages a new look.

 

“This is the first book that made me dream, a box full of mystery which I had with me when I was a young boy in boarding school,” de Castelbajac said of the iconic dictionary-cum-encyclopedia, found in two out of three households in France.

 

Kept in the designer’s signature colors red, blue and yellow, the updated version, available in stores from this week, features cartoon-like drawings boasting Castelbajac’s dynamic brush-strokes.


RELATED CONTENT: JC de Castelbajac Resort 2015 >>

load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.